A sublime performance from the in-form Santi Cazorla as Arsenal produced a 5-star performance against a struggling Aston Villa side at The Emirates. Cazorla scored two goals and provided one assist, with a rating of 9.81, the highest for any player on the pitch. (WhoScored.com)
Rotating with Ozil in the CAM position (originally starting off behind the striker), Cazorla had 104 touches of the ball, producing key passes (4) which created to two assists in the game. Having originally found the pass for Giroud, it turned out to be a Theo Walcott who latched onto his pass and slotted home well to put The Arsenal 3-0 up in the 63rd minute. Santi was again mixing it up with a pass to Bellerin for his second assist in stoppage time. He had a passing accuracy of 84% from 83 passes.
Santi had numerous dribbles (3) and had a couple of shots at goal (2). Our very own magician also made 8 crosses and three take-ons.
His goal came from the spot when Chuba Akpom was hacked down by Villa’s Brad Guzan. It wasn’t one Santi’s finest penalties but Brad Guzan was left in frustration as he failed to save his shot and helped it into the net. (75′)
Cazorla made 3 tackles in the game with one interception to make sure Arsenal cruised to victory.